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Women’s Jazz Festival: Spelman Jazz Ensemble

March 18, 2013

Program Locations:

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium

Join us for an evening with the Spelman Jazz Ensemble. Organized in 1983, under the leadership of its founder & director, Joe Jennings, this talented, nationally-renowned, all female jazz ensemble has toured throughout the United States, and has shared the stage with many jazz greats such as Wynton Marsalis, Consuela Lee, Nancy Wilson, Leroy Jenkins, Valerie Capers, the Straight Ahead Jazz Quartet, the Uptown Sting Quartet, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Regina Carter. 

Since its inception, the Spelman College Jazz Ensemble has established an eight-to-ten city tour, gathering new fans and teaching old ones that jazz isn't a man's world after all. Spelman College Jazz Ensemble's unique combination of vocalists, wind instrumentalists and rhythm section has thrilled and excited audiences across the country with their innovative and soulful sound.